Services Available:

  • Airborne and Impact Sound Insulation Testing in accordance with Part E of the Building Regulations and, where required, BREEAM. This is a requirement for new and converted dwellings where there is a separating partition wall or floor;
  • Sound insulation testing of partitions in other building types, including schools and offices, as required to meet client requirements and/or BREEAM assessments;
  • Site testing of existing buildings, to assess current levels of sound insulation and to allow for the design of remedial measures where the performance needs to be increased.

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Design Services Available:

  • New-build design reviews and site inspections, to ensure that proposed constructions and detailing of a new building will comply with the acoustic targets of the project. This service will minimise the risk of a sound test failure.
  • Reverberation time assessments for communal areas, as required by Document E of the Building Regulations. Excessive reverberance is a common problem in community halls and suchlike, leading to poor audibility or speech intelligibility. This also impacts upon the rental revenue that can be achieved for such spaces and so the cost of good acoustic design and treatment can be recouped quite quickly in many cases.

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Services Available:

  • The air tightness testing of the building would be carried out in accordance with the Air Tightness Testing & Measurement Association (ATTMA), Technical Standard 1 - Measuring Air Permeability of Building Envelopes for domestic testing. Testing would be carried out in accordance with the ATTMA Technical Standard 2 for non-domestic testing.
  • Acoustic Associates are competent through ATTMA to undertake domestic (Sussex and Peterborough) and non-domestic (Sussex) air tightness testing and can also issue Certification and Test Reports.

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Why Use Us?

We are currently the ONLY Sussex based company with ATTMA Registration who also have level 2 testers in-house. This enables us to be able to test a whole range of larger commercial properties in addition to testing dwellings.

In addition to single-fan residential/commercial testing we can test with Multiple fans, for large buildings (up to 80,000m2 envelope area), for tall buildings (up to 20 storeys) and for complex layouts in buildings where spaces are not commonly linked.

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Services Available:

  • Long Term Noise Monitoring
  • Aircraft Noise Contours
  • Environmental Impact Assessments
  • Workplace Noise Assessments

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Services Available:

  • Ambient noise surveys to determine external noise conditions
  • Design of the building envelope, including glazing, to achieve appropriate levels within the building
  • Advising on ventilation and building services, to ensure acceptable background noise levels in teaching and learning areas.
  • Sound insulation between teaching spaces.
  • Reverberation control within teaching spaces.
  • Speech intelligibility.

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About Us

Our History

Acoustic Associates Sussex has been established for over 22 years. We are a team of well-qualified consultants offering a nationwide service. You can see more about the other offices around the country below. With a wealth of experience, we are sure Acoustic Associates can help solve your noise and vibration related problems.

Our Client Base

We have a varied client base including developers, architects, local authorities, contractors and planning consultancies. Specialisms have been developed in building and architectural, education and environmental acoustics.

Sussex Office Location

Our office is based at Shoreham (Brighton City) Airport on the South Coast, close to the beautiful South Downs and yet only 11 miles from Brighton.

Client Testimonials

"As Chartered Surveyors and Commercial Property Managers we have converted various properties over recent years including an industrial unit to a music college and several offices or shops to residential involving the now mandatory improvements to sound insulation measures and resultant testing of the finished product for Building Control purposes.

We have always used Peter Attwood and his team at Acoustic Associates Sussex as the service is very professional for a reasonable price and more importantly the recommendations always proved successful and all tests passed without fail. We at Marshall Clark are happy to recommend using Acoustic Associates Sussex."
Wayne Gosden - Marshall Clark
"Wilmington Homes Limited have been using Acoustic Associates Sussex for a number of years on its projects. We find their approach to resolving complex planning issues relating to noise very proactive, working with us, our architects and the local authority to find solutions that deliver what is required to achieve the required standards whilst also considering the cost implications to the overall project."
Charles Wiggins - Wilmington Homes
"We have used Acoustic Associates extensively for planning application, appeal and expert witness work over many years and have always found them to be extremely knowledgeable, informative and client friendly in their advice.”
Huw James - DMH Stallard
"We have always found Acoustic Associates to be a very reliable & professional company."
Stephen Packham - Packham Construction Ltd.
"Efficient, On Time, Good Job"
Victoria Geary - Globe Estates
"We have found that Acoustic Associates Sussex Ltd. work with professionalism and have a good understanding of the working environment. Have met all our requirements."
Tony Medhurst - Penfold Verrall Ltd.
"Excellent work. Very flexible & responsive to clients needs."
Katia Habra - London Borough of Waltham Forest

Our Accreditation

Acoustic Associates Sussex office has the following accreditations & registrations:

  • Chartered Building Consultancy with The CIOB (The Chartered Institute of Builders).
  • The IOA (The Institute of Acoustics).
  • The ANC (The Association of Noise Consultants) to undertake Sound Insulation Testing.
  • ATTMA (The Air Tightness Testing & Measurement Association) to undertake Air Tightness Testing for both L1a (Domestic) & L2a (Non-Domestic) developments with engineers qualified in EAC's (Envelope Area Calculations), Level 1 & Level 2 testing.
  • The Institute of Diagnostic Engineers.
  • Constructionline.
  • CQMS Safety Scheme.
  • CSCS Cards for construction site work.

Where Are We?

We also have a very strong working relationship with other associate companies who independently trade as Acoustic Associates throughout the United Kingdom. You can find out more by clicking HERE

Our office is based at Shoreham (Brighton City) Airport on the South Coast, close to the beautiful South Downs and yet only 11 miles from Brighton.

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